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Thrifty DIY Hair Masks For Bad Hair Days

Thinning, dryness, hair fall, dandruff, and frizziness - we all have bad hair days! Fret not, here are some DIY hair masks that will help you tame your mane.
Thrifty DIY Hair Masks For Bad Hair Days

Who doesn’t love a good hair pampering sesh at home? Especially these days, when going out to a beauty parlour is considered to be living dangerously.

Don’t worry! We have you covered with our excellent collection of homemade hair masks that will give those parlours a run for their money.

Total Bananarchy Hair Mask

Suitable for – Dry & Frizzy Hair

This one goes out to all the minion lovers out there- go bananas with this banana, yoghurt & honey hair mask! It brings together the natural oils, potassium, and goodness of bananas with the lactic acid and cooling effect of the yoghurt. All of these ingredients will calm your frizzy hair. What brings this mask together is the moisturising properties of honey. So let’s whip this up, Kevin!

Here’s what you need –

1 sliced banana

2 tablespoons of plain yoghurt

1 tablespoon of honey

Whipping it up –

Grab your blender and add all of these ingredients in. Blend until you see a smooth consistency and that’s it – easy peasy! Alternately, you could mash the bananas and add the ingredients. Mix till you get a nice, smooth paste.


  1. Apply this mask to damp hair for maximum absorption
  2. Leave it on for 30-45 mins
  3. Rinse it off and follow it up with your regular shampoo-conditioner regime

Break into your Minion dance moves!

Smooth Operator Hair Mask

Suitable for – Encouraging hair growth

Coconut oil can literally fix everything from bad skin and hair troubles to promoting healthy heart and brain function. For this mask, we will need coconut oil and another great ingredient easily found in our kitchens – cinnamon. Cinnamon is truly underrated for the wide array of benefits it brings to the table. Loaded with anti-microbial properties, cinnamon aids hair growth helps with hair loss and is known to strengthen hair follicles in addition to [a host of other health benefits.]( antioxidants in cinnamon have,may help improve gut health.) This is one of the best DIY hair masks, especially if you’re looking to grow long, luscious hair. So without further ado, let’s get stirring!

Here’s what you need –

1 tablespoon of coconut oil

1 teaspoon of cinnamon

Whipping it up –

Add the above ingredients in a bowl and mix uniformly (ensure there are no lumps)


  1. Since this is a growth mask – it goes straight to your scalp. Part your hair down the centre and begin applying it your scalp.
  2. Massage the mixture in gently with your fingertips. Once done, tie and cover your hair with a shower cap/towel and let the mask sit for 30-45 minutes.
  3. Rinse and follow it up with your regular shampoo-conditioner regime.

Use this mask once a week for best results!

Photo credits: Me.Me

Not Made in China*(read the story below)* Hair Mask

Suitable for – All hair types

Rice rice baby! We’ve all heard of the insane benefits of rice water – it detangles, smoothens, increases shine, promotes stronger and longer hair. Interestingly, many believe that the rice water trend originated from the Yao women of China, who’re known to have beautiful floor-length hair. However, according to researchers, women in the Heian period (794 to 1185 CE) in Japan started this tradition by bathing their hair in rice water.

There are three ways of making rice water for your hair, so let’s get starch-ed!


Take half cup of uncooked rice, rinse thoroughly and place it in a bowl with 2 cups of water. Let it soak for 30 mins, strain the rice and use the water directly on your hair.


To ferment rice, wash thoroughly and transfer the rice into a glass bowl and add two cups of water. Let this mixture sit on your kitchen counter for 2 days before using on your hair.


In this method, follow the same steps as outlined above before soaking the rice. Instead, of soaking, we will cook the rice in extra water, once the rice is cooked – strain the water and let it cool. Once cool, it’s ready to use!

Which one to pick?

Each hair and scalp type is different. A lot of women prefer fermented rice water instead of boiled and soaked rice water versions. Our recommendation is to use the trial and error method to figure out which one works the best for you.

Bonus – The Cry Me A River DIY Hair Mask

This is a great chemical-free way to make your own onion hair oil at home. You’re welcome!

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